Carol A. Wheeler

June 15, 2022

Carol A. Wheeler, 71, of Frankfort, IN and formerly of Champaign, IL, died at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, IN.  She was born August 8, 1950 in Mattoon, IL, daughter of Charles R. Wheeler and Shirley J. (Stanfield) Wheeler.

Carol graduated high school in 1968 from Lanphier High School in Springfield, IL.  She earned her B.S. and M.A. from Indiana Central University, now known as University of Indianapolis.  She was a piano teacher educating thousands of students in the Indianapolis area.  She had a studio in Westfield, IN for several years, teaching piano and music under the name of Joyful Beginnings.  She also taught music at Orchard School and Sycamore School and various pre-schools in Indianapolis.  She was a great friend to many and very generous with neighbors and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff of Lafayette Arnett IU Hospital, Wesley Manor and Care Hospice for their loving care.  Memorial gifts may be given to Wesley Manor Employee Appreciation Fund, 1555 N. Main Street, Frankfort, IN 46041 in Carol’s name.


Visitation and Services

A Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  Burial will take place at a later date in Mound Cemetery in Charleston, Illinois. 

Survived by:

She is survived by her father, Charles Wheeler and 5 sisters, Sharon Petersen, Debra (Rick) Barnett, Mary Jo (Rev. Jack) Kirk, Kristy (Dean) Worrell, and Anita Meyer; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews including Sophia Clark (Goddaughter).

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her mother, Shirley J. Wheeler.


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12 Condolences for “Carol A. Wheeler”

  1. Nancy Edersheim June 16, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    She was a wonderful woman and so sweet.
    She will be missed by many. God needed another Angel who loves music!

  2. Julie Stanfield June 17, 2022 at 3:39 am

    We are so sorry to hear this. A beautiful soul.

  3. Marilyn Collins June 17, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Kristy, I am so sorry you lost your sister. I know you were very worried about her. She will be with your Mom now.

  4. Marie June 17, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    I wish we could be there with all of you. We send our love and prayers. We were blessed to know and love her and to love all the family.

  5. Sue Warren June 17, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss of Carol. My thoughts & prayers are with your whole family.

    Love to all, Sue Warren
    Your cousin

  6. Dr. Nancy E. O’Dell June 18, 2022 at 2:18 am

    With love and sympathy to Carol’s wonderful family. My journey with Carol began with her as my student and developed into 40+ years of devoted friendship. Carol was so positive, talented, creative, humorous, intelligent, and loving. She was an exquisite soul. I shall miss her tremendously.

  7. Beth Young June 19, 2022 at 7:49 am

    Our family thought the world of Carol. She brought so much joy to this world with music and her amazing positive mindset!

  8. Tim and Karla Hackler June 19, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Despite the hardships she endured in her life, she was always very sweet. Our condolences to the family.

  9. Arla Klimko June 20, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Carol. We never met Carol but we learned so much about her from Kristy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Arla and Bob

  10. Julie and Ron Berry June 23, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Carol spread love and joy wherever she was, even when she herself was having a hard time. So many lives of young children were enriched by the way she connected them to music, including our own children. We will miss her for sure, but will always remember her with joy. Our condolences to the family.

  11. Bob Pickering July 2, 2022 at 9:37 am

    I have fond memories of the entire Wheeler family and especially Carol. We were the same age and active in various church youth activities. Charles (who we called Charlie Weaver!) was an inspiration and a valued role model. Carol’s commitment to music and teaching others are legacies that her students will carry into the future. I cherish her memory.

  12. Janet Roadcap July 25, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Carol brought joy to all she encountered. She gave my three kids the love of music in a way no other teacher could. She taught to each child’s love and ability and made life long “musicians” of all three of my kids. I’m glad she’s healthy and happy and in heaven with her mom now!

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